Developer MAGES. and publisher Rocket Panda Games has announced that Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive will be removed from the Switch eShop on March 4th, 2024, along with all of the game’s DLC as well. This is due to issues concerning the game’s engine and the path forward for future updates.

Please remember that Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate is in the works for Switch, which is a remake of the game with countless new features, and it’s being worked on by the original devs. This title will see release sometime in 2024.

You can see the full message about the upcoming removal of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive below.

We want to share with you some important news regarding Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Back in June 2022 we announced that we had acquired the Phantom Breaker IP from MAGES. and became the new stewards for the direction of the franchise with much excitement and we would like to share with you about what the future holds for the Phantom Breaker universe.

One of our goals with every one of our games is to ensure the best possible gaming experience for fans as well as users new to the world of Phantom Breaker.

The staff at Rocket Panda Games have been fans of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds since its original release over 10 years ago on Xbox 360. In that time, technology has advanced and the bar has only gotten higher for games. The engine on which the original games were built is simply not conducive to being updated or added to, which makes it impossible for us to make any meaningful updates or add new content.

If you’re a big PBBG fan, the fight doesn’t end here!

On September 23rd, 2023 we announced Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate for Steam (PC), the Epic Game Store as well as PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox S ǀ X and Nintendo Switch for release in 2024.

This new game will be a remaster of the exceptional beat ‘em up that you’ve come to love but we’re confident that the new version will captivate you with its enhanced online features, modern design, and re-tuned gameplay.

The new Battle Grounds game is being developed in-house by Rocket Panda Games with some of the same developers responsible for the original Battle Grounds as well as Phantom Breaker: Omnia. Their love of the franchise will ensure that the gameplay will be rock-solid while adding modern features and a scalable backend.

What’s going to happen to Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds and Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive?

The current versions of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds and Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive developed and published by MAGES. will be removed from all digital storefronts along with related DLC content on March 4th, 2024.

While both games and related DLC will no longer be available for new purchases from March 4th 2024, current owners will retain access to the game in their game library and can continue enjoying it without interruption.

Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary adventure, and we look forward to showing you more of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate in the near future.

– The Rocket Panda Games Team

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